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What Happened on May 6th This Day in History

Year Name
2013 Three women, kidnapped and missing for more than a decade, are found alive in Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States.
2010 In just 36 minutes, the Dow-Jones average plunged nearly 1,000 points in what is known as the 2010 Flash Crash.
2002 Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated following a radio-interview at the Mediapark in Hilversum.
2002 Founding of SpaceX.
2001 During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.
1999 The first elections to the devolved Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly are held.
1998 Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his fifth career start.
1998 Steve Jobs of Apple Inc. unveils the first iMac.
1997 The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank's 300-year history.
1996 The body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he disappeared.
1994 Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel.
1988 All thirty-six passengers and crew were killed when Widerøe Flight 710 crashed into Mt. Torghatten in Brønnøy.
1984 One hundred and three Korean Martyrs are canonized by Pope John Paul II in Seoul.
1983 The Hitler Diaries are revealed as a hoax after being examined by new experts.
1976 The 6.5 Mw  Friuli earthquake affected Northern Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), leaving 900–978 dead and 1,700–2,400 injured.
1975 During a lull in fighting, 100,000 Armenians gather in Beirut for the 60th anniversary commemorations of the Armenian genocide.
1972 Deniz Gezmiş, Yusuf Aslan and Hüseyin İnan are executed in Ankara after being convicted of attempting to overthrow the Constitutional order.
1966 Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors murders in England.
1960 More than 20 million viewers watch the first televised royal wedding when Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey.
1954 Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes.
1949 EDSAC, the first practical electronic digital stored-program computer, runs its first operation.
1945 World War II: Axis Sally delivers her last propaganda broadcast to Allied troops.
1945 World War II: The Prague Offensive, the last major battle of the Eastern Front, begins.
1942 World War II: On Corregidor, the last American forces in the Philippines surrender to the Japanese.
1941 At California's March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show.
1941 The first flight of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.
1940 John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.
1937 Hindenburg disaster: The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed.
1935 New Deal: Under the authority of the newly-enacted Federal Emergency Relief Administration, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issues Executive Order 7034 to create the Works Progress Administration.
1933 The Deutsche Studentenschaft attacked Magnus Hirschfeld's Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, later burning many of its books.
1916 Twenty-one Lebanese nationalists are executed in Martyrs' Square, Beirut by Djemal Pasha.
1916 Vietnamese Emperor Duy Tân is captured while calling upon the people to rise up against the French, and is later deposed and exiled to Réunion island.
1915 Babe Ruth, then a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, hits his first major league home run.
1915 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition: The SY Aurora broke loose from its anchorage during a gale, beginning a 312-day ordeal.
1910 George V becomes King of Great Britain, Ireland, and many overseas territories, on the death of his father, Edward VII.
1906 The Russian Constitution of 1906 is adopted (on April 23 by the Julian calendar).
1901 The first issue of Gorkhapatra, the oldest still running state-owned Nepali newspaper was published.[3]
1889 The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.
1882 Thomas Henry Burke and Lord Frederick Cavendish are stabbed to death by Fenian assassins in Phoenix Park, Dublin.
1882 The United States Congress passes the Chinese Exclusion Act.
1877 Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Lakota surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska.
1863 American Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville ends with the defeat of the Army of the Potomac by the Army of Northern Virginia.
1861 American Civil War: Arkansas secedes from the Union.
1857 The East India Company disbands the 34th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry whose sepoy Mangal Pandey had earlier revolted against the British in the lead up to the War of Indian Independence.
1840 The Penny Black postage stamp becomes valid for use in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
1835 James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald.
1801 Captain Thomas Cochrane in the 14-gun HMS Speedy captures the 32-gun Spanish frigate El Gamo.
1782 Construction begins on the Grand Palace, the royal residence of the King of Siam in Bangkok, at the command of King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke.
1757 Battle of Prague: A Prussian army fights an Austrian army in Prague during the Seven Years' War.
1757 The end of Konbaung–Hanthawaddy War, and the end of Burmese Civil War (1740–1757).
1757 English poet Christopher Smart is admitted into St Luke's Hospital for Lunatics in London, beginning his six-year confinement to mental asylums.
1682 Louis XIV of France moves his court to the Palace of Versailles.
1659 English Restoration: A faction of the British Army removes Richard Cromwell as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth and reinstalls the Rump Parliament.
1593 The Dutch city of Coevorden held by the Spanish, falls to a Dutch and English force.
1542 Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time.
1541 King Henry VIII orders English-language Bibles be placed in every church. In 1539 the Great Bible would be provided for this purpose.
1536 The Siege of Cuzco commences, in which Incan forces attempt to retake the city of Cuzco from the Spanish.
1527 Spanish and German troops sack Rome; many scholars consider this the end of the Renaissance.
Famous People Born on May 6

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Year Name
1929 Rosemary Cramp, English archaeologist and academic
1501 Marcellus II, pope of the Catholic Church (d. 1555)
1983 Fredrik Sjöström, Swedish ice hockey player
1907 Peter Barnes, Executed Irish Republican (d. 1940)
1922 Camille Laurin, Canadian psychiatrist and politician, 7th Deputy Premier of Quebec (d. 1999)
1980 Ricardo Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
1758 Maximilien Robespierre, French politician (d. 1794)
1902 Harry Golden, Ukrainian-American journalist and author (d. 1981)
1977 Marc Chouinard, Canadian ice hockey player
1871 Victor Grignard, French chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
Famous People Deaths On May 6

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Date Name
2012 James R. Browning, American lieutenant, lawyer, and judge (b. 1918)
1002 Ealdwulf, Archbishop of York, Abbot of Peterborough and Bishop of Worcester
1502 James Tyrrell, English knight (b. 1450)
2015 Novera Ahmed, Bangladeshi sculptor (b. 1930)
2010 Robin Roberts, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1926)
1631 Sir Robert Cotton, 1st Baronet, of Connington, English historian and politician, founded the Cotton library (b. 1570)
1990 Charles Farrell, American actor (b. 1900)
1951 Élie Cartan, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1869)
1757 Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1683)
1475 Dieric Bouts, Flemish painter (b. 1415)